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Sir: Shortly after hearing a BBC newsreader refer to the E.coli 0157 outbreak in Dawlish Warren in Devon as being due to a virus, I opened The Independent to read about a "particularly virulent C-strain of the virus" causing meningitis in Ironville, Derbyshire ("Another boy dies in UK's meningitis capital", 17 August). Both of these infections are caused by bacteria.

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It is certainly more popular than ever, with supermarkets competing fiercely to offer more lines. But shunning modern methods of agriculture brings its own risks.

Decay and degradation

Compost. Nature's way with death. So why do the politically correct thing when you can do the right thing?

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